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Education Officer

Education Officer

Come and work with our Discovery & Learning Team, as an Education Officer, as we head into our most exciting season yet!

We are looking for enthusiastic people with excellent communication skills to help create the best possible experience for our visitors as they explore the Zoo at Emerald Park!

The key role of our education officer will be to help in facilitating secondary & primary school field trips, promoting conservation and sustainability, while delivering the highest level of customer service.

Our team is dedicated to enriching the students understanding of wildlife, conservation, and the natural world through our educational packages.

Seasonal role   

Education officer   

€12.70 p/h   

Role & responsibilities

As an education officer in our Discovery & Learning Department, you will play a key role in creating positive interaction between our students and curriculum-based packages. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering classroom-based presentations.
  • Leading secondary school ecology fieldwork.
  • Lead interactive tours for diverse groups of students; customise tours to cater for all different age groups.
  • Participating in zoo event days.
  • Adhering to strict time management as guides escort teachers and students around the park.
  • Encourage questions and facilitate discussion to enhance student learning and interaction.
  • Assist teachers with enquiries, directions, and general information about the park.
  • Ensure the safety of students by adhering to safety guidelines and protocols within the park.

Areas of work

  • Education centre & education field.
  • Participate in zoo event days.
  • Support table-top activities throughout the zoo.
  • Assist with delivering of public zoo talks.


  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology as well as an enthusiastic interest in conservation and sustainability.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate is a confident communicator.
  • This is a seasonal contract position. Estimated start date April 15th. Contracts may be extended.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A good knowledge of ecology, conservation, animals, and wildlife, with a keen interest to gain more knowledge.
  • Experience teaching/demonstrating ecology fieldwork.
  • Prior experience working or volunteering with young people is desired.
  • Exceptional communication skills to engage effectively with guests and team members.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and go that extra mile.
  • Desired: a qualification in biological science or similar.
  • Desired: competency in spoken Irish.

If you are passionate about fostering a connection between guests and the natural world, thrive in a dynamic environment, and are excited to be part of creating magical experiences for our guests, we invite you to apply for this seasonal position.

Full training will be provided to team members before commencing their work with the Discovery & Learning Team.

Team Perks & Benefits
Team Perks & Benefits
  • Weekly pay
  • 30% off entry tickets for friends & family – free entry for team members
  • 20% discount on retail, concessions, F&B
  • 30% off 1 x Emerald Park membership friends & family
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programs
  • Rewards & recognition programs through the year
  • Social events
  • Team rate on meals at all food outlets
  • Free standard tea/coffee
  • Free onsite parking


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to education@emeraldpark.ie


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.